The Perfect Beach Day is A Short Drive Away
The Perfect Beach Day is A Short Drive Away

The Perfect Beach Day is A Short Drive Away

Posted on June 20, 2017

Being a resident at Naples Reserve has plenty of perks. The world-class amenities, waterfront living, expansive homes, and casually awesome neighbors are just the start. It’s ideal South Naples location allows residents to explore all of the beauty, tranquility and luxury that Southwest Florida has to offer, including the perfect one-day getaway, Marco Island.

Marco Island is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and offers world-class golf, shopping and dining. The island paradise allows immediate access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the mangrove-lined estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands for the best shelling, fishing, boating, bird and wildlife watching, kayaking and canoeing.

MORNING – Explore the Islands by Kayak or Canoe
After a big breakfast, head out and explore the Ten Thousand Islands, they stretch endlessly from Marco Island’s southern edge, winding past Everglades City and Chokoloskee all the way down to Flamingo at the southern tip of Florida’s mainland. A large percentage of the Ten Thousand Islands is located within the boundaries of either the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge or Everglades National Park, providing a haven for numerous rare and endangered animal and bird species.

Bird watchers and adventurers can easily access this water wonderland from Marco Island. Canoes and kayaks are readily available for rent, with both short and extended tour routes available. Routes are available at

LUNCH – Mangos Dockside Bistro
All that rowing and adventure is a great way to work up an appetite. Head to Mangos for a dockside retreat with delicious eats. Marco Island native Lauren Ross opened Mangos in 2011 and its fresh ingredients, along with its family-friendly atmosphere, offers a fun, tropical retreat that families love. Mangos boasts the best sushi in town along with an eclectic menu chock full of seafood, sandwiches and fresh salads.

AFTERNOON – Lounge Chair Livin’, Reeling in the Big One or Retail Therapy!
The afternoon is full of possibilities. Maybe it’s a relaxing siesta on the beach or grappling with a feisty snook. Marco offers it all!

Backcountry fishing is very popular around Marco Island and fishing enthusiasts reel in plenty of snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, pompano and many other species. Experienced guides are readily available for fishing excursions from Marco Island, Chokoloskee, Everglades City, Goodland and other nearby areas and include backcountry flats fishing and deep-sea charters into the Gulf of Mexico for grouper, kingfish and snapper.

Marco Island Shopping goes beyond just your typical beach wear, with stores that offer artistic items of local flavor and interesting souvenirs. Art League, Marco Island’s Center for the Arts has a free gallery that is always selling locally produced art pieces.

DINNER – Verdi’s American Bistro
Verdi’s American Bistro has been serving home cooked meals and providing superior customer service on Marco Island since 1998. Some of their signature specialties are New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Pork Prime Rib, Chilean Sea Bass and the best Crispy Duck you’ll ever taste. The menu offers a selection of great local seafood, such as grouper and snapper, as well as pasta dishes and steak choices, including filet mignon, prime rib and meatloaf. Everything is homemade, prepared with the freshest of ingredients.
The Baked Apple Strudel accompanied with Cinnamon ice cream is the perfect end to the perfect beach day.

HEADING HOME – Naples Reserve
The hottest selling community in Naples, Naples Reserve, is located just 20 minutes from Marco Island. Naples Reserve brings a variety of home styles to a new waterfront-living community designed for those seeking a fun-filled and casual Florida lifestyle. Centered around a picturesque 125-acre private lake, this iStar community boasts endless amenities including the new Island Club with tiki bar, café, and resort-style pools. 22 lakes and nature preserves make this community breathtaking from any viewpoint. New homes, built by the finest homebuilders in Southwest Florida, offer multiple designs and floor plans to ensure Naples Reserve is the perfect fit for anyone. It all comes together in this exciting new development ideally located in South Naples, Florida.

This IStar community has been generating buzz along the Gulf Coast all season long and after one visit, its no wonder why. Residents at Naples Reserve enjoy a casually awesome lifestyle that rivals any vacation, right in their very own backyard.

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